Famous People Who Made It From Poor To Rich

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Do Won Chang – tales of hardship and happiness

When husband and wife Do Won Chang, and his wife Jin Sook arrived in the US from South Korea in 1981, there were many tales of hardship as he tried valiantly to make a living for himself and his wife working three jobs at once – as a janitor, in a coffee shop and as a gas station attendant.

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The couple managed to save enough money to start their first clothing store in 1984, a small shop which they called Forever 21. Today, this clothing chain is scattered throughout the world and embodies the very best in fashion for women and men. It is renowned for its impeccable and trend-setting tastes. A far cry indeed from those bad old days! His net worth: $6,5-billion